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Transportation Commission Approves Local Projects
Contact: Rhonda Oaks
Phone: (936) 633-4395
Date: Jan. 30, 2017

Texas Transportation Commissioners on Thursday approved construction contracts for the state that totaled $431.3 million with the Lufkin District being approved for five new construction projects that totaled $6.9 million and one maintenance project for $1.2 million.

Construction and maintenance projects were approved for Houston, San Jacinto, Shelby, Nacogdoches and Polk counties that include:

Houston County: A $2.9 million construction project was approved and set to safety treat fixed objects on SH 21 and will include work just south of SL 304 to 2.5 miles south of FM 1733, and from 2.5 miles south of FM 1733 to the Cherokee County line. The work will include upgrading and replacing metal beam guard fence and culverts to design standards. L.C. Jordan & Son will serve as contractor for the project. No timeline has been determined.

San Jacinto County: A $1.5 million construction project was approved for safety treating fixed objects on FM 1127 to the end of pavement, and on FM 2666 from FM 2025 to SH 150. The work will include updating and replacing metal beam guard fence and culverts to design standards. L.C. Jordan & Son will serve as contractor for the project. No timeline has been determined.

Shelby County: A $1.2 million construction project was approved for US 84 from the Rusk County line to US 59, from the end of pavement of FM 699, at Waller Creek, at Rusk Branch, and from the Rusk County line to US 59. The work will include safety treating fixed objects that will consist of improving and replacing metal beam guard fence to design standards, updating and replacing culverts and replacing bridges and approach railings. Stateline Construction, LLC will serve as contractor. A timeline has not been determined.

Polk County: A $1.2 million maintenance project was approved that includes mill and inlay work on US 190 from the city of Livingston to the Tyler County line. The contract also includes a section of US 59 in Shelby County for mill and inlay work from the Nacogdoches County line to the city of Timpson in Shelby County. Moore Brothers Construction will serve as contractor. A timeline has not been determined.

A $796,806 construction project was approved on US 59 that is designed to replace bridges and approaches at Bear Creek, Piney Creek, and includes safety treating fixed objects from the Angelina County line to US 287 in Polk County. The work will include upgrading and replacing bridge and approach railings and improving guardrail to design standards. CDM Holdings, LLC will serve as contractor. A timeline has not been determined.

Nacogdoches County: A $272,731 construction project was approved on FM 1275 (University Drive) at FM 2609 and at Martinsville Street that are designed to improve the traffic signals at those locations. Striping Technology, L.P. will serve as contractor. A timeline has not been determined.

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